Look at the following website and wander around to learn about this artist and his work. View some of the Demo Videos in traditional classical drawing or painting methods.
(He currently has a show at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara until April 14 so if you are interested in his work and happen to be going over the hill this weekend or next, you may want to check it out.)
First, post comments about your responses to various art works by Cretara as well as any other information you find interesting about this artist.
In addition, post comments on ideas about drawing and painting that you learned from the demo videos. (Watch a minimum 6 minutes but you are encouraged to watch as much as you want!)